This modern, blocky Santa Monica house, listed for $6.45M, is back on the market for the first time in a year. The 2008 house originally caught Curbed LA's attention in 2010, when it first hit the market, in large part due to its assertively hip design and its unusual layout: three zinc-clad towers are positioned atop a rectangular "base house."
Designed by Rob Hussey and Melinda Gray of the Santa Monica firm Graymatter Architecture, the 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom home is undeniably going after the cool factor, complete with a Koi pond and floating bridge, a saline pool and waterfall, a glass catwalk, "world class art," and exposed steel support beams. Though it looks a bit chilly, thanks to a heavy-handed use of concrete, glass, and steel, the property's luxe factor attracted various TV and movie crews in its hiatus from the market. And besides, it's hard to argue with something billed as "a unique architectural experience, an integration of nature, light, and volume in a horizontally and vertically open plan." All the photos, above.
· 700 Kingman Ave, Santa Monica, Calif. [Zillow]
· Museum quality architecture, Santa Monica house [VRBO]
· Rob Hussey's concrete, glass, and steel in Santa Monica [Curbed LA]